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North Carolina Driver Charged with DWI Twice in Same Day

Officials in Asheville, North Carolina said a woman was charged with driving while impaired twice in the same day by the same sheriff’s deputy. Area media outlets report warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate’s office show 24-year-old Brittney Lashaun Box …

Austin Cracking Down on Drunk-Driving Police Officers, Staff

Officers and support staff who drive drunk face dismissal in a stricter DWI policy applying to those who enforce the law, Austin, Texas, police Chief Art Acevedo said. Acevedo announced the updated policy to the department’s 2,300 sworn law enforcement …

Texas Troopers Make Hundreds of DWI Arrests

Texas troopers made nearly 1,700 driving-while-intoxicated arrests in a special enforcement period that included Labor Day weekend. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Oct. 8 announced results of the anti-drunken driving push over an 18-day period. Additional patrol hours …

New Jersey High Court Upholds Reliability of Alcotest

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the breath test used in drunken driving cases. Wednesday’s order by the court upholds the use of Alcotest, which replaced the Breathalyzer more than a decade ago. The test has been …

South Carolina Judge Throws Out DUI Over Police ‘Blow Hard’ Order

A defense lawyer says a ruling by a Columbia city judge could affect driving under the influence cases across South Carolina. The judge threw out breath test results because the police officer told the suspect to blow hard into the …

New Mexico Drunken Driver Sues Buddy, Restaurants

A repeat drunken driver convicted in a crash that killed two teenagers has sued his drinking buddy and two Santa Fe restaurants that served him alcohol. James Ruiz, 37, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New Mexico District Court and is …

New Mexico Governor Proposes Tougher DWI Penalties

Gov. Susana Martinez is calling for tougher penalties for repeat drunken driving in New Mexico, including allowing authorities to seize their cars. The Republican governor recommended the proposals Tuesday in her state of the state speech to a joint session …

New Mexico Proposal: Breathalyzers In Drunk Drivers’ Homes

Advocates of ignition interlock devices to combat drunken driving want to expand the requirement so that convicted offenders have to install devices in their home to detect whether they’re using alcohol. The proposed requirement would apply to offenders who claim …

New York Troopers Issue 33,000 Tickets Through Holidays

New York State Police say they issued more than 33,000 traffic tickets and arrested 538 people for driving while intoxicated statewide in a campaign that began Dec. 14 and continued through the holidays until Jan. 1.Part of a national campaign, …

December Enforcement Brings 1,300 DWI Arrests in Minnesota

Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety says about 1,300 people have been arrested for driving while intoxicated so far in December. State law enforcement agencies are working overtime hours this month as part of a campaign to prevent drunken driving tragedies. …